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Theology Women

Women bring unique contribution to theology: Sister

Men may have predominantly overseen the academic domain of theology and key committees in the Church but women – such as Sydney-based Schoenstatt Sister of Mary, Sr. M. Isabell Naumann, have an essential role to play. Source: Vatican News.

Pope Francis Women

Pope reflects on women’s leadership in TV interview

In the first-ever extended papal interview with an English-language broadcaster, Pope Francis reiterated his embrace of women’s leadership in the Church. Source: The Tablet.

Women

Bioethics, mental health on CWLA conference agenda

Catholic Women’s League members from six states — Victoria, New South Wales, South Australia, Western Australia, Tasmania and Queensland — gathered in Sydney from May 3-5 for the CWLA triennial conference, the first since 2019. Source: Melbourne Catholic.

Vatican Women

Synodal process gives women a voice: envoy

The Church’s global synodal process has made it easier for women to voice different opinions and share diverse experiences, including inside the Vatican, according to Australia’s ambassador there. Source: NCR Online. 

Mental Health Women

Mater provides help for mums with eating disorders

An online pilot project designed to support new mums with eating disorders is under way at Mater Mothers’ Hospitals in Townsville and South Brisbane. Source: The Catholic Leader.

Vatican Women

Pope, Council of Cardinals continue discussion of women in the Church

Pope Francis and his international Council of Cardinals this week continued discussions about the role of women in the Church, listening to women experts, including a professor who spoke about how culture impacts women’s roles and status. Source: CNS.

Pope Francis Prayer Women

Pope urges nations to repeal laws discriminating against women

Governments must eliminate laws discriminating against women and help guarantee women’s human rights, Pope Francis says in a video for his April prayer intention. Source: America Magazine.

Family Violence Women

CatholicCare helping women understand and reduce abuse in their lives

An eight-week program offered by CatholicCare Tasmania is helping to heal and empower women who have experienced abuse in their relationships. Source: Hobart Archdiocese.

Leadership Women

‘Poverty has a female face’: Caritas launches action to empower women

Caritas Internationalis has released a booklet – Equality, Encounter, Renewal – as part of a month of action on empowering women. Source: Caritas Australia.